This year’s heron tee was designed by Save The River member and artist Sarah Ellen Smith. The design is a hit and shirts are flying off the shelves – so don’t wait until the end of the season to grab yours!
Already have a shirt? Other other merchandise for sale this year includes youth and toddler size t shirts, onesies, hats, blankets, bumper stickers and the 2012-13 Calendar. Visit our Merchandise Page to view this year’s merchandise.
Not only is Sarah Ellen Smith this year’s t-shirt designer, she has also been Rock for the River’s photographer for years, and her photography also graces the cover of the Save The River Sewage Handbook.
For this year’s t shirt, Sarah used brush-painting techniques she studied in Japan. She did not use entirely traditional methods, as the pen used for smaller detail was one she made from a Canada goose feather. The ink was a mixture of Japanese sumi and handmade black walnut ink made in Clayton by Penny Brabant. Hidden within the design is the Japanese kanji, or symbol for river.
Sarah spent her childhood summers in Fisher’s Landing at her family’s cottages and later became a fourth generation River landowner. Currently, she is partnered with John Arnot at St. Lawrence Pottery, where their collaborative efforts have found their way into cottages and homes on both sides of the River. She would like to dedicate this artwork to Save The River in memory of her father, K. Hollis Smith, who taught her where the shoals were, and mother Margo who instilled an appreciation of nature and beauty.
Thank you Sara Ellen Smith!
Save The River is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm through Labor Day. Stop in and pick up this year’s shirt to show your support for Save The River!